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966M XE Wheel Loader | Front Loader

Net Power - ISO 9249

298 HP

Operating Weight

51,176 lb

Bucket Capacities

3.20-7.40 m³ (4.19-9.68 yd³)

SPECIFICATIONS

The new 966M XE Wheel Loader, with the 2017 product update, applies proven technologies systematically and strategically to meet your high expectations for reliability, productivity, fuel efficiency, and long service life. The XE technology improves fuel efficiency by up to 25% over the M Series standard configuration and up to 35% over the K Series standard configuration.** Meets U.S. EPA Tier 4 Final and EU Stage IV emission standards. **Actual results may vary based on factors such as, but not limited to, machine configuration, operator technique, machine application, climate, etc.

    Bucket Capacities

    Bucket Capacities

    3.20-7.40 m³ (4.19-9.68 yd³)

    Buckets

    Bucket Capacities

    3.20-7.40 m³ (4.19-9.68 yd³)

    Dimensions - High Lift

    Ground Clearance

    1.42 ft

    Wheel Base

    11.67 ft

    Hinge Pin Height at Maximum Lift

    15.75 ft

    Overall Length - Without Bucket

    26.58 ft

    Height - Top of Exhaust Pipe

    11.58 ft

    Note

    All dimensions are approximate and based on L3 XHA2 tires.

    Height - Top of ROPS

    11.75 ft

    Centerline of Rear Axle to Hitch

    5.83 ft

    Tread Width

    7.33 ft

    Rack Back - Maximum Lift

    71 degrees

    Rack Back at Ground

    39 degrees

    Height - Top of Hood

    9.25 ft

    Centerline of Rear Axle to Edge of Counterweight

    8.17 ft

    Lift Arm Clearance at Maximum Lift

    13.58 ft

    Hinge Pin Height at Carry

    2.58 ft

    Maximum Width over Tires

    9.83 ft

    Rack Back - Carry Height

    49 degrees

    Dimensions - Standard Lift

    Hinge Pin Height at Maximum Lift

    13.92 ft

    Centerline of Rear Axle to Edge of Counterweight

    7.17 ft

    Height - Top of Exhaust Pipe

    11.58 ft

    Height - Top of ROPS

    11.75 ft

    Tread Width

    7.33 ft

    Maximum Width over Tires

    9.83 ft

    Rack Back - Carry Height

    50 degrees

    Centerline of Rear Axle to Hitch

    5.83 ft

    Rack Back - Maximum Lift

    62 degrees

    Rack Back at Ground

    42 degrees

    Hinge Pin Height at Carry

    2.08 ft

    Overall Length - Without Bucket

    23.92 ft

    Ground Clearance

    1.42 ft

    Lift Arm Clearance at Maximum Lift

    11.92 ft

    Wheel Base

    11.67 ft

    Height - Top of Hood

    9.25 ft

    Note

    All dimensions are approximate and based on L3 XHA2 tires.

    Engine

    Net Power - ISO 9249

    298 HP

    Emissions

    Tier 4/Stage IV

    Maximum Net Power - 1,600 rpm - ISO 9249 - Metric

    302 HP

    Maximum Net Torque - 1,200 rpm

    1,193 ft·lbf

    Peak Gross Torque - 1,200 rpm - ISO 14396

    1,260 ft·lbf

    Maximum Net Power - 1,600 rpm - ISO 9249

    298 HP

    Peak Gross Torque - 1,200 rpm - SAE J1995

    1,275 ft·lbf

    Engine Model

    Cat C9.3

    Maximum Net Power - 1,600 rpm - SAE J1349

    298 HP

    Maximum Net Power - 1,600 rpm - SAE J1349 - Metric

    302 HP

    Displacement

    568 in³

    Note

    The air conditioning system on this machine contains the fluorinated greenhouse gas refrigerant R134a (Global Warming Potential = 1430). The system contains 1.6 kg of refrigerant which has a CO2 equivalent of 2.288 metric tonnes.

    Engine - Tier 4 Final/Stage IV

    Emissions

    Tier 4/Stage IV

    Hydraulic System

    Hydraulic Cycle Time - Total

    10.1 s

    Implement System - Maximum Operating Pressure

    4,496 psi

    Implement System - Maximum Pump Output at 1,600 rpm

    102 gal/min

    Implement Pump Type

    Variable Displacement Piston

    Operating Specifications

    Static Tipping Load - Full 37° Turn - With Tire Deflection

    32,329 lb

    Breakout Force

    38,984 lbf

    Static Tipping Load - Full 37° Turn - No Tire Deflection

    34,873 lb

    Note (1)

    For a machine configuration as defined under "Weight."

    Note (2)

    Full compliance to ISO 143971:2007 Sections 1 thru 6, which requires 2% verification between calculations and testing.

    Service Refill Capacities

    Cooling System

    19 gal (US)

    Crankcase

    6.5 gal (US)

    Hydraulic Tank

    33 gal (US)

    Differential - Final Drives - Front

    15.1 gal (US)

    Differential - Final Drives - Rear

    15.1 gal (US)

    Transmission

    16.6 gal (US)

    DEF Tank

    4.4 gal (US)

    Fuel Tank

    79.8 gal (US)

    Sound

    With Cooling Fan Speed at 70% of Maximum Value - Operator Sound Pressure Level (ISO 6396:2008)**

    67 dB(A)

    With Cooling Fan Speed at Maximum Value - Exterior Sound Power Level (ISO 6395:2008)

    107 dB(A)

    Note (1)

    *Distance of 15 m (49.2 ft), moving forward in second gear ratio.

    Note (2)

    **For machines in European Union countries and in countries that adopt the EU Directives.

    With Cooling Fan Speed at 70% of Maximum Value - Exterior Sound Power Level (ISO 6395:2008)**

    105 LWA***

    With Cooling Fan Speed at Maximum Value - Operator Sound Pressure Level (ISO 6396:2008)

    67 dB(A)

    With Cooling Fan Speed at Maximum Value - Exterior Sound Pressure Level (SAE J88:2013)

    76 dB(A)*

    Note (3)

    ***European Union Directive 2000/14/EC as amended by 2005/88/EC.

    Transmission - Virtual Gears

    Note

    Maximum travel speed in standard vehicle with empty bucket and standard L3 tires with 826 mm (32.5 in) roll radius.

    Forward - 1

    4.1 mile/h

    Forward - 4

    24.5 mile/h

    Forward - 3

    13.5 mile/h

    Forward - 2

    7.7 mile/h

    Reverse - 1

    4.1 mile/h

    Reverse - 2

    7.7 mile/h

    Reverse - 3

    17.1 mile/h

    Weights

    Operating Weight

    51,176 lb

    Note

    Weight based on a machine configuration with Michelin 26.5R25 XHA2 L3 radial tires, full fluids, operator, standard counterweight, cold start, roading fenders, Product Link™, manual diff lock/open axles (front/rear), power train guard, secondary steering, sound suppression and a 4.2 m³ (5.5 yd³) general purpose bucket with BOCE.

    • NOTE
      • Standard and optional equipment may vary. Consult your Cat dealer for details.
    • POWER TRAIN
      • Engine, Cat 9.3 meets Stage IV emission standards
      • Cat Clean Emissions Module (CEM) with Diesel Exhaust Fluid (DEF) tank and pump
      • Fuel priming pump (electric)
      • Fuel/water separator
      • Precleaner, engine air intake
      • Cat continuously variable transmission
      • Axles, manually actuated differential lock front axle, open differential rear axle
      • Axles, ecology drains
      • Brakes, full hydraulic enclosed wet-disc with modulated neutralizer and integrated retarding
      • Brake wear indicators
      • Parking brake, disc and caliper
      • Right pedal lock, maximum rimpull control and machine speed limit in the cab
      • Fan, radiator, on demand
    • HYDRAULICS
      • Hydraulic system, load sensing
      • Steering, load sensing
      • Ride control, 2V
      • Remote diagnostic pressure taps
      • Hoses, Cat XT™
      • Couplings, Cat O-ring face seal
      • Hydraulic oil cooler (swing out)
      • Oil sampling valves
    • ELECTRICAL AND LIGHTING
      • Batteries (2), maintenance free 1,400 CCA
      • Ignition key; start/stop switch
      • Starter, electric, heavy duty
      • Starting and charging system (24V)
      • Lighting system: Four halogen work lights (cab mounted); Two halogen roading lights (with signals); Two halogen rear vision lights (hood mounted); Two rear LED position/stop/turn
      • Alarm, back up
      • Alternator, 145-amp brushed
      • Main disconnnect switch
      • Emergency engine shutdown switch
      • Receptable start (cables not included)
      • Secondary steering
      • Speed limiter, adjustable
    • OPERATOR ENVIRONMENT
      • Cab, pressurized and sound suppressed (ROPS/FOPS)
      • Viscous mounts
      • Multi-function 18 cm color touchscreen display for rear vision camera, clock and machine parameters
      • EH controls, SAL (single axis lever) lift and tilt function
      • Steering, EH joystick, speed sensing with force feedback
      • Radio ready (entertainment) includes antenna, speakrs and converter (12V, 10-amp)
      • Air conditioner, heater, and defroster (auto temp and fan)
      • EH parking brake
      • Beverage holders (2) with storage compartment for cell phone/MP3 player
      • Bucket/work tool function lockout
      • Coat hook (2)
      • Cab air filter
      • Ergonomic cab access ladders and handrails
      • Horn, electric
      • Light, two dome (cab)
      • Mirrors, rearview external with integrated spot mirrors
      • Post mounted membrane 16 switch keypad
      • 2 receptables, 12V
      • Seat, Cat Comfort (cloth) air suspension
      • Seat belt, 51 mm retractable, with indicator
      • Sun visor, front
      • Wet-arm wipers/washer front and rear, intermittent front wiper
      • Window, sliding (left and right sides)
      • Cab tie-off
    • COMPUTERIZED MONITORING SYSTEM
      • With following gauges: Speedometer/tachometer; Digital gear range indicator; Diesel Exhaust Fluid (DEF) level; Temperature: engine coolant, hydraulic oil, transmission oil; Fuel level
      • With following warning indicators: Regeneration; Temperature: axle oil, engine intake manifold; Pressure: engine oil, fuel pressure hi/low, primary steering oil, service brake oil; Battery voltage hi/low; Engine air filter restriction; Hydraulic oil filter restriction; Hydraulic oil low; Parking brake; DEF low level; Transmission filter bypass
    • CAT CONNECT TECHNOLOGIES
      • Link technologies: Product Link
      • Detect technologies: rear vision camera
    • LINKAGE
      • Linkage, Z-bar, cast crosstube/tilt lever
      • Kickout, lift and tilt, automatic
    • FLUIDS
      • Premixed extended life coolant with freeze protection to -34° C
    • OTHER STANDARD EQUIPMENT
      • Hood, non-metallic power tilting
      • Service centers (electrical and hydraulic)
      • Platform, window washing
      • Auto idle shutdown
      • Fenders, steel front with mud-flap/rear with extension
      • Ecology drains for engine, transmission, and hydraulics
      • Ether aid ready
      • Grill, airborne debris
      • Filters: fuel, engine air, engine oil, hydraulic oil, transmission
      • Fuel cooler
      • Grease zerks
      • Hitch, drawbar with pin
      • Precleaner rain cap
      • Sight gauges: engine coolant, hydraulic oil, and transmissin oil level
      • Toolbox
      • Vandlism protection caplocks

    • NOTE
      • Standard and optional equipment may vary. Consult your Cat dealer for details.
    • POWER TRAIN
      • Axles - Automatic front/rear differential locks; Axle oil cooler; Extreme temperature seals; Seal guards
      • Fan, VPF (variable pitch fan), automatic and manual control
      • Radiator, high debris with wider fin spacing
    • HYDRAULICS
      • 3rd function with Ride Control
      • 4th function with Ride Control
    • ELECTRICAL AND LIGHTING
      • Four additional halogen cab mounted work lights or;
      • Two additional auxiliary front HI LED and two additional auxiliary rear LED cab mounted work lights, two LED work lights in the radiator grill, LED front turn signals, replacement of the standard four halogen cab mounted work lights with four LED work lights, LED roading lights
      • Speed limiter - 20 km/h
      • External seat belt indicator light
      • Reversing strobes
    • OPERATOR ENVIRONMENT
      • Door, remote opening system
      • Cover, HVAC metallic
      • EH controls, SAL 3rd function - Additional roller switch for 4th function
      • EH controls, joystick lift and tilt - Additional integrated roller switches for 3rd and 4th functions
      • Filter, carbon fresh air
      • Mirrors, heated rearview external with integrated spot mirrors
      • Precleaner, HVAC
      • Precleaner, HVAC (RESPA)
      • Radio, AM/FM/CD/USB/MP3 Bluetooth™
      • Seat, heated, air suspension
      • Seat belt, 4 point harness, with indicator
      • Seat, deluxe with leather inserts and headrest, heated and ventilated, air-suspended, adjustable lumbar support
      • Roof, metallic
      • Sun visor, rear
      • Windows, rubber mounted
      • Windows, with front guard
      • Windows, with heavy duty front guard
      • Windows, with full guards front, rear and sides
      • Cat seat cover, removable
    • CAT CONNECT TECHNOLOGIES
      • Link technologies: VIMS™
      • Payload technologies: Cat Production Measurement 2.0 (CPM); Printer, Cat Production Measurement; Aggregate Autodig
      • Advanced Productivity subscription
      • Detect technologies: Cat Rear Object Detection
      • Machine Security System
    • LINKAGE
      • High lift
      • Forestry
      • Quick coupler ready
    • FLUIDS
      • Premixed extended life coolant with freeze protection to -50° C
      • Bio-degradable oil, Cat HYDO™
    • STARTERS, BATTERIES, AND ALTERNATORS
      • Cold start - 240V
    • WORK TOOLS
      • Performance Series buckets
      • Fusion quick coupler
      • Forks, pallet
      • Forks, logging
    • OTHER OPTIONAL EQUIPMENT
      • Cat Autolube System
      • Fenders, roading
      • Guard, power train
      • Guard, rear radiator grill
      • Oil change, high speed engine
      • Precleaner, turbine
      • Precleaner, trash
      • Wheel clocks
    • OPTIONAL APPLICATION SPECIFIC CONFIGURATIONS
      • Aggregate Handler
      • Industrial and Waste Handler
      • Forestry
      • Corrosion Resistance

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